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Step Up Dance Programme






Step Up: Dance Project 2019:

Open Call for Recent Dance Graduates

Step Up Dance Programme 2019 brings a new outlook and continues to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.  Step Up is curated by Irish born, Marguerite Donlon, International choreographer and Director of “Donlon Dance Collective”, based in Berlin.

This year’s programme combines creating three brand new works with International choreographers, working on specific technical skills, from a renowned improvisation teacher, learning repertoire from one of the greatest masters in dance, personal coaching, followed by performances in three cities, by the six selected dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years. Step Up will enhance young dancers’ professional networks by connecting them to the Irish and international contemporary dance community, thereby improving their professional opportunities for young dancers in Ireland and abroad. 

Creation and Performance of new choreographies

Three new works by international choreographers will be specially created for the 6 dancers.

Marguerite Donlon, Choreographer (Ireland, Germany), further information at A new mid length choreography

Francesco Vecchione, Choreographer (Italy, Spain), further information at A new short choreography

Emanuele Saovi, Choreographer (Germany, Italy), further information at A new short choreography



Prof Dieter Heitkamp.  Improvisation teacher (Germany),

An in-depth workshop on improvisation techniques by one of their greatest teachers in this field. A dance piece may develop out of this process and will be subsequently performed with the other works.  Further information at



Rainer Behr.  Pina Bausch Repertory teacher (Germany),

Reiner Behr, is a long time dancer with Pina Bausch.  Participants will learn repertoire choreography as well as the philosophy and deeper meaning of each movement handed down to Reiner directly from Pina Bausch. Further information at


Eoin Mac Donncha.  Ballet master and Rehearsal Director (Ireland)

Eoin trained at The Rambert School of Ballet in London before working at various state theatres in Germany including Stadtheater Giessen and Staatstheter Saarbrucken. He has worked with the Cathy Sharp Dance Company, Switzerland, the Expressions Dance Company, Australia, and has danced for Ballet Hagen under the direction of renown choreographers including Wayne McGreggor. Currently, he works as a soloist in Budapest with choreographer Pál Frenák.  Eoin has taught at the Hong Kong academy of performing arts in Hong Kong, and has set a piece for the students of the graduating year there.

Eoin will teach morning class and will assist the choreographers and rehearse the new works. He will be in the studio at all times, to assist with artistic matters.


Personal Development

Independent dance artists are required to initiate their own opportunities, to manage their career paths and often their own projects.  The Personal Development aspect of the Step Up programme aims to give participants a broad toolkit or road map for taking the next steps in their career path.  Activities will include


Coaching with Rivca Rubin. Personal Coach. (England)

Rivca encourages artists to ascertain their vision, locate the essence and refine their practice, grow purpose, align practice to values, and create working cultures people engage with, flourish and enjoy working in.  Further information about Rivca and her work -

Meeting key personnel within the dance field in Ireland

Meeting Step Up Alumni to hear their experiences since participating in Step Up

Workshop with Jenny Traynor, Programme Director, emphasising self-empowerment, tips and guidance on presenting yourself professionally, online and in applications to dance companies, programmers and funders.  


Timeframe / Key Dates

The full rehearsal / performance period runs from Monday 24 June– Saturday 31 August, using state of the art studios and facilities at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL initially, and then at Dance Limerick, before performing in Limerick, Cork and Dublin.


Terms & Conditions

  • Rehearsals will take place 10.00 – 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday for the duration of the rehearsal period.  Some additional hours in the evening may be required, as the discretion of the choreographers.
  • Accommodation will be provided for the first part of rehearsals on campus at UL, and subsequently in artist-friendly houses in the city for the second period of rehearsals
  • Tour accommodation and tour travel as required, will be arranged and paid for by Step Up.
  • A small weekly stipend will be paid toward day to day living costs
  • Participants must be available on an exclusive basis for the full programme.



We are seeking applications from exceptional young dancers who will graduate before mid-June 2019 or who have graduated from professional level dance training within the past three years.  

Please send your CV and a personal statement describing why you would like to be involved in Step Up and confirming your availability for the full programme which runs Monday 24 June to Saturday 31 August 2019.

Applicants should send web links of recent live dance footage, to include

  • 10 minutes of contemporary and/or ballet technique class material, ideally of you performing during the class in which you learnt it.  If not, then footage of you performing the material outside of the class setting is also acceptable.
  • An excerpt of a dance solo (performed in a studio or live performance.)
  • An excerpt of a group piece, in a studio or live performance
  • Please identify yourself clearly (in group footage) so we know who you are


Next Steps

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to an audition on 29 March.  Six dancers will be selected from audition to take part in the Step Up 2019 programme and letters of offer will be sent in the week of 1 April.

Step Up Dance Programme is a partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and the Arts Council. 



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Open Exhibition 2019: Call for Entries



Open Exhibition 2019 entry forms are now available.

Enter your work to be in with the chance of winning £250, £500, £750 or £1200! Plus have your work shown in a professionally curated exhibition.  

The Open Exhibition is an open to all visual art competition. It offers artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally curated and public-facing show, taking place over all three gallery spaces of Vivacity’s Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. We look to create a dynamic show that serves as a platform in recognising and promoting, showcasing and rewarding the best selection of visual art from across the UK. Please note the submission process has changed. Entry Forms AND payment should be submitted by the entry deadline on the 22 February 2019.





Entries are accepted in the form of painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture and applied arts. Installation and performance art will be considered, but will depend on available gallery space. Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works.

Entry forms are available to download here or can be picked up from Peterborough Museum, Central Library or Key Theatre 

Maximum sizes of work(s)

For all 2D art: 2m x 2m incl. frame

For all 3D art, sculpture and floor based work: 2.5m x 2.5m x 2.5m (W x D x H) 
Work must deconstruct into pieces no larger than 1.1m (W) x 2m (H)


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Open Call dance teachers - MeetShareDance festival






Open call for teachers at VIII. MeetShareDance international/workshop/dance festival 

BELFAST (Northern Ireland), SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2019
MeetShareDance is a small immersive participatory international event, where dance teachers/choreographers and other participants exchange their knowledge on inclusive dance. For teachers with or without disability with a solid knowledge and experience. We strive to have a diverse group, different dance backgrounds, techniques and workshop proposals.

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Burke Prize





Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize is an annual award that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement.   

The prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist age 45 or under working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.

Each fall, the Museum presents an exhibition of works by the Burke Prize finalists. The winner is announced at MAD Ball, the Museum’s annual fundraising gala

The Burke Prize finalists and winner are determined by an annual jury, chaired by Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, and professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design, following an open application process.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:59 EST 

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Open call for artists working in all mediums!






We host artists in our 200 year old farmhouse and offer up space in our studios and workshops during the summer months.  

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Can you burn the lights faster?

Artness System invites you to burn your lights faster as an international emerging artists ! Your lights depicts to rising creativity in the each artists’ approach from all over. Let’s imagine our future through art in all techniques. We can shape the future with each burning lights… Raise your hand and let’s move together !

Deadline : June 30

Festival Duration: December 18 to 23, 2019

Space: Ronda Barcelona

*Please send your cv and proposal after fill the application form.



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